Chanel Eye Makeup

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Eyeshadows

August 7, 2017

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Eyeshadows | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel launched new eyeshadow formulas earlier this year in the Ombre Premiere Collection. There are two formulas called the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Shadow ($36 each) and Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($30 each). I bought a few colors several months ago to try and fell in love with the texture of both formulas. Since then I’ve acquired more shades in the neutral category as press samples and find the formulas quite good. Chanel also launched two double-ended brushes with this launch that come with caps making them really nice for travel or to carry in your makeup bag. There is a Retractable Dual Tip Eye-Contouring Brush ($42) and a Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush ($42). They are a bit on the expensive side but are super soft and perform extremely well and for me they were worth the splurge.

The new Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadows are the among the best ones I’ve tried from Chanel in powder form. They are extremely soft but velvety in texture with beautiful pigment. The colors I tried are neutral shimmers. I’ve had Flesh for a few months and find it to be the perfect neutral champagne pinky peach for an all over lid or wash color. Sable is a lighter champagne color. Talpa is a really pretty cool-toned brown shimmer. I feel like this makeup age is the age of palettes and find it rare that single eyeshadows are released. Palettes definitely have the convenience factor but these are really good even if the price tag is pretty high. They glide on the lids beautifully and smoothly with very little fallout. Lasting power is quite impressive alone. If you layer them over the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Shadows you get a more intense shimmer. These come with applicators but for these shadows I find it better to apply with a regualar full size eyeshadow brush.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Sable, Flesh, Talpa | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Sable, Flesh, Talpa swatches | The Beauty Look Book

The Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows are pigmented cream shadows that have a softer texture and more pigmented texture compared to the Illusion D’Ombres. The Ombre Premiere formula by comparison to most traditional creams has a dry finish versus a super emollient one. This makes it one of the longest-lasting cream shadows I’ve ever tested. My lids aren’t like most others in the sense that they aren’t oily and do not tend to get oily. I find my eyes to be more on the normal/dry side if anything. Most of my readers have asked for shadow primers that work for oily lids – ones that are super popular and highly rated with customer reviews all tend to dry out my skin making it look wrinkly. Because of this – I find that the creams work best when I use a single color as a base or lid color either alone or with a powder on top. Layering cream on top of cream with this formula didn’t work so well on some occasions because they dry and set fast. These last an impressive amount of time even in hot humid weather.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow | The Beauty Look Book

Shadow labels on the bottom:

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow swatches | The Beauty Look Book

These come with a small white-hair applicator which I didn’t think would be useful. It actually performed the best in picking up pigment and applying them to the lids. I wish that Chanel made another one like it with a larger handle for easier use. Otherwise fingers work for application too. I’ve experimented with a number of shadow brushes and like the double-ended contour brush the best for a full-size option. I do think the applicator these come with is the best way to pick up the most color.

Chanel Dual Tip Eyeshadow Brushes | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least are the two dual ended brushes, Retractable Dual Tip Eye-Contouring Brush on the bottom and a Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush on the top. These are some of the softest eyeshadow brushes I’ve tried from Chanel. I really love the larger option as it has the perfect size/density for a brush. The smaller one works really well too but I already have my favorites for detail brushes. There is a moveable portion on each end that you push up to cover the brush tip and then place the cap on top – that way you don’t have to worry about messing up the brush if it gets fluffy from use and recapping. In the past few weeks Chanel has launched an entire line of new brushes – I’m still testing them but hope to have the review up soon.

Overall thoughts are that the formulas of the shadows are really good. I prefer the texture of the powders for that beautiful shimmer but like the colors of the creams better. For summer or hot humid weather these are very good for lasting power when it feels like almost everything is prone to melting off my face. I’m all about neutrals but there are quite a few other colors that are more edgy or bold. For me the neutrals seem most on-brand for Chanel. Some of the others (like the yellow, blue or green) seemed a bit dated but I can see how they could appeal to those who like more fun trendy shades.

Other new items have launched online as well including the Fall-Winter Collection and some new pink Lip and Nail Colors. I already ordered a few pieces from the fall line which I’ll review, for now I’ve decided to pass on the pink shades.

You can find the Chanel Ombre Premiere collection online at and also at all other counters now. The shadows are listed as limited-edition. Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Ombre Premiere Longwear Shadows provided for review. Brushes purchased by me.

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  • Candice Petersen August 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    All of these Chanel products look amazing!

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  • nic August 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

    The Lilac cream shadow holds up to Savannah, GA humidity and heat. It stays on like a tattoo! The blue jean color looks nice over the lilac for a nice blue pop that isn’t TOO dated.

  • Brynnie August 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    The shade Terre Brulee is stunning!

  • Gin Cairns August 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

    For readers with oily lid concerns, here’s what I do for mine & it works perfectly: I sweep a cotton pad with a little Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner on it over my lids when I am ready to do my eyes. This toner contains no alcohol and is safe and pleasant to use. After that, I apply my eye shadow base, usually the one from Chanel.

  • loriindc August 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Sable reminds me of the former eye shadow single in Lotus – one of my favs!

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      You’re right! Lotus was such a good one!

  • SJ Sellers August 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Sabrina!! How do you think the cream formula compares to TF cream shadows in terms of performance and wear time? xo sj

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Hi SJ! Sorry for the delay. TF shadows are a lot creamier with more visible shimmer. On my lids they are more dewy but still last all day as I have dry lids that don’t get oil.

      The Chanel Ombre Premiere is a lot drier in texture with a less emollient texture. They also aren’t quite as shimmery.

      Chanel lasts a lot longer on me, but I prefer the TF color/formulas even though it’s pretty different.


  • raganpilates August 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks, always, for sharing your opinions with us.
    I am enjoying everything that Chanel is releasing, these days; they are so good at putting skin care into the makeup formulation at a reasonable price point. The new cream eyeshadows are fantastic on my drier eyelids, and make a much nicer base for powder than the MAC paintpot ever did. Thank you, Chanel!
    Upon perusal of the Fall/Winter lookbooks, I would say that blues, greens, reds, yellows, pinks are right on the cutting edge of what is hot! The neutral monochromatic look, or natural face is at the other end of the spectrum. It is so wonderful that all of these looks are achievable with Chanel’s line.
    On the new retractable eye brushes, I only have nice things to say: soft, good quality, more convenient for travel than my full-sized Chikuhodo and Hakuhodo brushes. I just ordered the double ended concealer version- hope it is as fine!

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Glad you’re loving the new Chanel launches. I too ordered the double ended concealer brush from Chanel – however one side doesn’t really look like a comcealer brush and I’m a bit surprised the box says it’s made in China!

  • TraceyEB August 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I am very fond of Chanel’s new powder shadows! I purchased Flesh and Desert Rouge and love them. I’m definitely wanting more. I wanted to love the cream shadows but there’s something in the formula to make them long-wearing that causes irritation to my eyelids (I returned them for 2 shades in the older formula). I’m staying with Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury for my cream shadows.

    • Swingtime August 7, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Darn about the cream shadows! They’re lovely. Your comment made me relieved that I can wear them. Glad you love the others–they’re beautiful.

      • TraceyEB August 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

        I really do love the powder shadows. Desert Rouge has this mesmeric quality that is stunning over other shades. It’s my favourite shadow right now.

        • Swingtime August 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm

          Uh-oh–going to have to give it another look. Thanks for your reply!

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that – glad you were able to return/exchange them though.

      • TraceyEB August 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm

        It’s okay. I’m loving the single shades. The more I use Desert Rouge, the more I enamoured with it. It has this mesmeric quality that makes any shade over which I apply it, absolutely stunning. (And my hooded eyes tend to mix shades together, giving me this multidimensional look with a subtle but striking rosy hue.)

  • Swingtime August 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I have Undertone (which I purchased with the Nordstrom Gift Certificate I won from Sabrina!). It is the most gorgeous pot of creamy golden-brown gorgeousness in the world. (It’s the color of light brown sugar.) I can’t believe how beautiful it is on the lid, how wonderfully it wears, and how blue it makes my eyes look. Thank you, Sabrina, and thanks for the tip on the brush–I need to pull it out of the box and give it a go! I think of you every time I wear it (it’s in heavy rotation right now, but it’s THE perfect all-year, go-to shadow for me). Great review and swatches of the full collection. I could buy every one of these shadows–the colors are so wearable.

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Yay! Glad you love the formula – I wish the brush was bigger but it really works the best to pick up color for me 🙂

  • AstarteOurania August 7, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I have been avoiding looking at the Chanel counter every time I pass by. Now I’m going to have to look because you posted such beautiful colors, exactly what I like! argh! 🙂

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Did you end up picking up any colors?

      • AstarteOurania August 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Not yet but I’m thinking of stopping at Macys on the way home tomorrow from work…maybe a birthday treat? lol I can justify about anything!

  • Carolina Pereira August 8, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I love the look of the cream eyeshadows, really need to invest in at least one!

  • Millie Robinson August 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Silver Pink is a stunning shade!! x

    Millie |

  • Tatiana August 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I bought Undertone to wear as a base for my powder shadows and I love how well it lasts without creasing on my hooded lids. I also have Bronze Antique in the powder shadow. It’s a neutral with a bit of of a twist and I absolutely love it.

    • BeautyLookBook August 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Nice! Undertone is such a great neutral base.